Gaming Corps and Microids announce that the first episode of The Descendant
is now free to download on
for Windows and OS X. This is yours to keep, and the hope is that this
will inspire purchases of the full five episode game, which is currently on sale
for half off. This offer has something for everyone, because if you own the full
game you can now download for the full soundtrack and the updated digital
artbook for the game for no additional cost. "Since its official free release on
March 22nd, The Descendant Episode 1 had 110,000 new users, with a peak of 8,807
simultaneous players on the first day and sales have jumped more than 1000% week
over week," says Gaming Corps president Jean-Marc Broyer. "We understand that
the current promotion is giving an extra lift to the title so we want to remain
cautious, however, we are planning more activities on The Descendant with
Microïds who has been a great partner to work with so far!" Here's a reminder on
what this game is about:
THE DESCENDANT is a five part episodic adventure
game series where the end of the world is only the start.
After climate change wrecked the planet, a man-made extinction event wiped
humankind off the face of the Earth. Only a few thousand ‘descendants of
humanity’ were hand-picked to survive the apocalypse, cryogenically suspended in
underground bunkers known as Arks.
Centuries passed. The world recovered from the nuclear holocaust, and all the
Arks reopened, except one — Ark-01.
Taking place across two timelines, in the past you'll play as Mia, a janitor
tasked with keeping the precious descendants housed within Ark-01 alive while
the facility continually fails around her, and in the present, you'll play as
Donnie, one of the investigators trying to rescue any surviving descendants
trapped within, all while discovering a far greater conspiracy buried within the
underground Ark complex.